India | 11 MIN. 43 SEC. |Hindi, English Subtitles
Virtual Screening Details: "Shorts Showcase"
Sunday, Nov 8 2020 |
Hangout is an ode to human relationships. What started as a passing musing turned into a powerful short film with a simple message for all of us. Romi is an idealistic, uninspired musician. Alia is a vocal social activist. A conversation between them about the world they inhabit inspires Romi to write a song. The film shows the power of union between two who are worlds apart.
Kabeer Khurana is a 9-time international award-winning filmmaker and the co-founder of India's youngest publishing venture, Bombaykala Books.
Apart from winning awards in Italy, USA and Ukraine, his films have received several festival selections internationally, including the Global University Film Awards, and have been screened at other festivals in Brazil, Prague, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, Croatia, etc.
His recent short film, Karma Cafe, starring Amole Gupte (Taare Zameen Par, Stanley ka Dabba) and produced by Anjum Rizvi (producer of A Wednesday). His film Dali won the highest honour Audience Choice Award at the Flatlands Dance Film Festival in Illinois (USA) and Hangout (2020) was released on Disney+ Hotstar. Apart from direction, he has also assisted on Ghost Stories (2020) for Netflix, directed by Zoya Akhtar, and T for Taj Mahal (TBD).
He's also the founder of several youth-based social organizations like Navrang (Ashoka University's film society), Artyculate India and The Mumbai Art Collective, for which he was featured on the cover story of India Today. Kabeer has been featured in The Hindu, Scroll, Mid-day, Harper's Bazaar, TOI, Film Companion, DNA, Firstpost, Bombay Review, Mumbai Mirror, etc. for his work in social entrepreneurship and filmmaking. Kabeer is also a part-time graphic designer, illustrator and writer on film theory.